The Humble Beginning and Steady Evolution of IKDD (ACM SIGKDD India Chapter)
This article is an overview of history and activities of ACM SIGKDD India Chapter, popularly known as IKDD. The north-star vision of IKDD has been to bring together researchers, faculty, students, government and industry professionals interested in theory and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) generally and Machine Learning (ML) and Data Science (DS) specifically. Towards that, IKDD has been organizing two flagship events viz. (i) ACM India Joint International Conference on Data Science & Management of Data (CoDS-COMAD) since 2014 and (ii) Data Science in India event which collocates with ACM SIGKDD conference since 2015.